Low-cost brain computer interface for everyday use

Ildar Rakhmatulin, Andrey Parfenov, Zachary Traylor, Chang S. Nam, Mikhail Lebedev

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With the growth in electroencephalography (EEG) based applications the demand for affordable consumer solutions is increasing. Here we describe a compact, low-cost EEG device suitable for daily use. The data are transferred from the device to a personal server using the TCP-IP protocol, allowing for wireless operation and a decent range of motion for the user. The device is compact, having a circular shape with a radius of only 25 mm, which would allow for comfortable daily use during both daytime and nighttime. Our solution is also very cost effective, approximately $350 for 24 electrodes. The built-in noise suppression capability improves the accuracy of recordings with a peak input noise below 0.35 μV. Here, we provide the results of the tests for the developed device. On our GitHub page, we provide detailed specification of the steps involved in building this EEG device which should be helpful to readers designing similar devices for their needs https://github.com/Ildaron/ironbci.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3573-3583
Number of pages11
JournalExperimental Brain Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Brain computer interface (BCI)
  • EEG
  • ironbci
  • Low-cost BCI
  • Low-cost EEG
  • Signal processing


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